Shelswell W.I. was formed in 1990, by a small group of local women who decided there was a need for a WI to cater for younger women. We continue to attract a younger age group and those young at heart, who prefer a more relaxed, informal atmosphere. Members come from all the surrounding villages and also from Bicester.
We are a friendly, lively group of women from varied backgrounds who enjoy a monthly get together to hear a speaker and socialise with friends.
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in Fringford Village hall (unless stated otherwise)
It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends. We’d love to see you.
Visitors may come for two complimentary meetings and then are invited to join and become fully paid up members.
We invite visitors to make a donation of £4, and we all pay £1 for refreshments.
Just come to the next meeting or for further information contact Elaine Whittaker 07917 453224
Annual subscription for 2021 is £33, due in April 2021.
Pro-rota membership fees available for new to WI members
Benefits of Membership
- Be part of a national membership organisation
- Member Newsletter
- Monthly News & Views magazine
- Bi-monthly WI Life magazine
- Discounted rates on events at Tackley and Denman
- Join second WI at discounted rate
- Attend Group meetings
- Access to mywi website
- Make new friends
- Gain new knowledge
- Take part in new activities
- Take part in campaigning
- Access to Shelswell Coffee Club
- Access to Shelswell Facebook page
For details of our upcoming meetings and outings see below or please visit the Forthcoming Events page.
Shelswell WI Programme 2021
Fringford Village Hall 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated)
At present due to Corona virus, all face to face Shelswell WI meetings in the village hall are cancelled. Zoom meetings are being arranged, members will be notified. Please contact Elaine Whittaker 07917 453224 our president if you wish to be included.
Thursday June 3rd 2021 at 7.30pm
Our first face to face open air meeting. If wet, we will resort back to zoom, members will be notified
We are meeting on Fringford Village Green at 7.30pm – do bring a chair and a drink – whilst we can park in the Hall Car Park and use the toilets, everything else is ‘out of bounds’! Our speaker is Fraser Liversage from Medical Detection Dogs. With their amazing sense of smell, Medical Alert Assistance Dogs support individuals who live with dangerous health conditions such as severe forms of diabetes and Addison`s disease, warning of life threatening episodes and preventing medical emergencies.
They also train dogs to help scientists identify the odour of cancer, such as bladder, prostate and breast cancer. More recently the dogs are working on COVID 19 to identify the “volatiles” so that quick screening of large groups of people may be achieved.
Thursday July 1st 2021 at 7.30pm
Our next meeting will be a picnic on the Green on Thursday 1 July
Thursday August 5th 2021 time to be confirmed
A lovely walk round Fringford guided by Linda Mustill sharing the Flora Thompson story
Visitors (normal meetings) – You are welcome to attend two meetings and are invited to make a donation of £4. We all pay £1 for refreshments
Annual subscription for 2021 is £33.00, payable to the Treasurer, pro-rota for new members joining during the year.